Finance Apprenticeship 029175

London (Greater)
05 Mar 2019
05 Apr 2019
Job Role
Finance Graduate
Contract Type
Graduate scheme
Level of qualification
Not qualified

Job overview

We’re evolving into a period of unprecedented financial change as the first transport authority in Europe to operate without government support for our day-to-day operating costs. This means we’re independently funding our £7bn annual operating costs from our own sources of income. By financial year 2022/23, we aim to make an operating surplus that we can reinvest into improving our network.  As a Finance apprentice, you will have a huge part to play in this.  You will work with stakeholders to make commercial business decisions together; challenging, driving and guiding them to reduce costs and increase income.

What will I be doing?

As an apprentice, your 2 year development programme will be made up of to 6 placement rotations which will develop your understanding of the different aspects that make up Finance as a business function. Alongside this, you'll be studying for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Certificate in Business Accounting qualification through the Level 4 Accountancy Taxation Professional apprenticeship.

Our aim is to equip you with the range of skills and experience you need for your successful career. We also understand that everyone’s career and ambitions are different, so every apprentice’s journey with us is unique.

Here’s an idea of what yours could look like:

Year 1

Placement 1 - Financial Services Centre (Cash management) – 3 months

Allocating cash transactions, producing cash reconciliations and managing electronic payments

Placement 2 - Financial Services Centre (Revenue Collection) – 3 months

Reconciling credit card transactions, reporting ticket sales and processing financial accounting transactions

Placement 3 – Financial Services Centre (General Ledger) – 3 months

Allocation of ticketing revenue and supporting the provision of limited company accounts

Year 2

Placement 1 - Operational Placement (London Underground [LU]) – 1month

Working in the frontline with London Underground Customer Service Assistants: assisting with crowd control, answering customer queries and helping customers   

Placement 2 - Finance Business Partnering – Surface or LU or Commercial Development - 5 months

Understanding the operational business and the fundamentals of a business partnering role; closing accounts, budgeting, forecasting and planning

Placement 3 – Finance Business Partnering – (Major Projects Directorate (MPD) or London Transport Museum or Professional Services Finance) - 6 months

Understanding the operational business and the fundamentals of a business partnering role; closing accounts, budgeting, forecasting and planning

What do we look for?

Everything we do as an organisation is to ensure that our evolving city remains future-proof for millions of Londoners. Our talented apprentices form a vital part of that vision, so it’s important that we find the best people to help us do this. We’re looking for people who are;

·         Motivated to add value

·         Comfortable challenging the status quo

·         Inquisitive mind

As a member of the team, we’ll give you responsibility and the opportunity to add value.  If you are excited by inspiring and influencing the future of London then this is the career path for you.

Where can this career take me?

Upon successful completion of this scheme, you could roll-off into an Assistant Finance Business Partner or Finance AnalystYou could also further expand your career opportunities byundertaking a Level 7 apprenticeship, studying the full CIMA qualification and to reach Chartered Management Accountant status.

What training and support will you get?

You will be working towards a level 4 qualification in Business Accounting, accredited by CIMA.

Typically, you will be required to attend college and will be released for block periods of study.  

Whilst on the scheme, we’ll support your technical development through a wide range of on-the-job practical experiences and placements.  We’ll also support your professional development through a combination of classroom-led training courses, online training courses, mentoring opportunities and structured networking opportunities. You will receive one-to-one support throughout the programme from your scheme sponsor and your Line Manager. You’ll also be connected to a ‘buddy’ who will be a more experienced apprentice from the scheme. 

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade A* - C or Grade 4 and above including Maths and English language plus 2 A-Levels in any subject at grade A* - D or equivalent.

You are not eligible for this scheme if you currently hold or are working towards a qualification at the same or higher level in a related subject or have already studied content from the qualification for this scheme.

You must be 18 years of age by 1st September 2019 to be eligible for this scheme.

Reasonable Adjustments

If you have any special requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please contact us by phone or email on the contact details below.

Please Note: We need a minimum of 48 hours’ notice (excluding weekends and bank holidays) to allow us to try and accommodate reasonable adjustments. Any adjustments will be confirmed to you in writing, once received, please print a copy and bring this to the assessment with you.

Contacting Us

Please Note: We only allow one application for any of our Apprenticeship schemes per year. Any subsequent applications will be withdrawn.


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